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Christina

In the News: Hall on attorney race; Curtis on cyber scams; Rodney on school; Stewart, Bowers profiles

August 02, 2020

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch profiled Christina "Steenz" Stewart as a trailblazer. ... Bill Hall was quoted in a widely circulated Associated Press article about the high-profile St. Louis Circuit Attorney election. ... James Curtis was interviewed on the Missouri Business Alert podcast. ... Basiyr Rodney was interviewed on Fox 2 about the challenges schools face this fall in the pandemic. ... The late music professor emerita Kathryn Smith Bowers was featured in the Post-Dispatch.

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Fall at Webster

Adjustment to Graduate Programs for Fall 2020

July 30, 2020

The modalities of some graduate programs have been adjusted for Fall 2020. These decisions were made by academic deans in collaboration with department chairs and faculty, based on a variety of factors, including input from academic partners, employers and students. These and other course modality plans are subject to change based on evolving conditions and capacity related to the pandemic. Students in these programs do not need to re-register for classes.

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Webster University Ghana

In the News: Ghana, Cooper, Roberts, Smith

July 22, 2020

A National Catholic Reporter column cited Webster University as a higher education leader for its campus in Accra, Ghana. ... Joe Roberts was quoted by Wallet Hub to explain the difference among credit card offers. ... Julie Smith was quoted in Greencamp magazine about the difference between misinformation and disinformation on social media. ... Jameca Woody Cooper was interviewed by Med Circle about the importance of finding a therapist who is culturally inclusive.

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Harrick was an alumna and faculty member in the School of Education

Remembering Kimberly Harrick

July 20, 2020

The Webster University community mourns the passing of School of Education adjunct faculty member and alumna Kimberly Harrick. Harrick earned her MAT in Communication Arts from Webster in 1995 and an EdS in Leadership in 2004. She was a Teacher of the Year recipient and later assistant principal in the Rockwood School District. At Webster, she taught courses in the Education Technology program.

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McElwee

News Around Webster: McElwee's Laumeier installation, Rodney 'Challenging Racism,' DADAH students win film award

July 16, 2020

Recent professional news and achievements for Webster University community members include: Professor Van McElwee has been named the Ken and Nancy Kranzberg Artist at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis. ... Associate Professor Basiyr Rodney participated in the online discussion “Challenging Racism and Injustice,” hosted by the Pan-African Ahmadiyya Muslim Association. ... Department of Art, Design, and Art History students Bethany Clemens' and Emma Bright's film “Woolgathering” won first place in the Spotlight Experimental Category the Concordia Film Festival in Montreal.

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Woody Cooper

In the News: Cooper on police, Rodney on school openings, Kracen on Kennard

July 09, 2020

Jameca Woody Cooper was quoted in Salon on why many police departments target ethnic minority communities. ... Basiyr Rodney was interviewed by KSDK about the plans to reopen K-12 schools in the St. Louis region. ... Amanda Kracen co-authored a St. Louis American editorial calling for Kennard Classic Junior Academy to be renamed.

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Warren Rosenblum

In the News: Rodney, Rosenblum, Smith, Cooper

June 29, 2020

Warren Rosenblum was interviewed on NBC affiliate KSDK and KWRH radio about the historical context of Christopher Columbus and Confederacy monuments and their removal. ... Jameca Woody Cooper was interviewed by MEL Magazine on “How to Use Motivational Interviewing Tactics to Make People Realize They’re Wrong." ... Julie Smith was on the “Persons of Interest” podcast on how to debunk false info on social media. ... Basiyr Rodney penned an op-ed in the newsletter for the PanAfrican Ahmadiyya Muslim Association USA.

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Webster University's campus in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Webster University in Tashkent Receives Education Grant

June 25, 2020

Webster University in Tashkent was awarded a $25,000 grant to host the new “English for Professionals in Mass Media” course in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan. The grant, which was awarded by the embassy, will teach English to media professionals in Uzbekistan, so that they can gain more access to international sources of information and can better connect Uzbekistan with the rest of the world through media.

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Jameca Woody Cooper

In the News: Cooper on children and protests; Smith on social media; Alum's lifetime achievement award

June 23, 2020

Jameca Woody Cooper was interviewed in "Insider" amid debate about the role of children in political activism. ... Julie Smith was interviewed by a PBS program and the Arizona Republic about sorting fact from fiction in social media. ... Alumna Rosetta Keeton was featured in the St. Louis American for her "Lifetime Achiever in Healthcare" award.

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Christa Sanders, Webster Ghana director

Podcast: Racism, Race and the Coronavirus on Webster World Report 9

June 12, 2020

The ninth edition of the Webster World Report podcast features in-depth interviews with Christa Sanders in Accra and Jameca Woody Cooper in St. Louis discussing racism, race and its relation to the coronavirus pandemic. The program also deals with various reactions to the killing of George Floyd, and an excerpt from the podcasting project on global citizenship produced by Webster University’s Leiden campus.

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calendar

2020-21 Academic Calendar Update for Fall 2, Fall Semester

June 04, 2020

As announced by the Task Force on Transition and Adaptability, the fall break originally scheduled for Oct. 19-23 has been moved to the end of the semester. The 2020-21 academic calendar for U.S. campuses has been updated for undergraduate students and for applicable graduate students (those pursuing programs in the School of Education as well as MFA, MM and MSN students).

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Final Academic Catalogs

2020-21 Final Academic Catalogs Published

June 04, 2020

The 2020-21 final academic catalogs, which became effective June 1, are live online. Final summaries of the new, revised, and deleted programs, as well as links to the annual curriculum change summary reports and approved proposals for Curriculum Committee and Graduate Council. PDF versions of the catalogs have been published online as well, and can be downloaded and printed on demand.

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Mansouri

In the News: Ridenhour in Post; Woody Cooper, Mansouri on Medium

June 02, 2020

Student-athlete Jason Ridenhour was featured for his achievements on being named All-American athlete by the NCAA on the front page of the sports section in St. Louis Post-Dispatch.... Jameca Woody Cooper published a post on Medium about how COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting low-income and minority communities in the United States... Soheil Mansouri published a piece on Medium about the growing need for more English as a Second Language instructors in the classroom.

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students

Redesign of Introductory Writing Class: Submit writing assignments, writing careers

May 22, 2020

The English Department's Introductory Writing class (WRIT 1010) is being redesigned with the Online Learning Center for Fall 2020. Adjunct faculty member Kate Bloomquist hopes to feature some sample writing assignments and writing prompts from across all academic disciplines, so that students can see the variety of writing they'll be doing at the university level.

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